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Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast

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Address: 2313 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
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+1 409-762-6677
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11:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 18:00
Fri 11:00 - 19:00
Sat 11:00 - 20:00

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There is a ton of information on the Pirates of the Gulf, don't expect to HEAR any of it here. It is attractively displayed , but the treasure hunt is distracting. If they want... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 June 2016
Danna K
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Burleson
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We visited this attraction while on vacation in Galveston this summer we really enjoyed it very informative and very friendly staff.

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Thank 966nettiem
Pirates G, Owner at Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for spending time with us at Pirates! We are so glad you enjoyed the attraction and our staff. We look forward to seeing you soon! Regards, Jay, Ringmaster Pirates and Ghosts Galveston Island, TX More 

Galveston Island, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Two exhibits - Pirates and Haunted House - scary but not gotcha scary. The Pirates Exhibit is very kid friendly.

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Thank cherylclark2016
Pirates G, Owner at Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review. We are glad you had fun as that is whats it all about!! Hope to see you again on the island soon!! Regards, Jay, Ringmaster Pirates and Ghosts Galveston Island, TX piratesandghosts.com More 

Gulfport, Mississippi
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39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I definitely suggest including Pirates & Legends of the Gulf Coast in your itinerary while visiting Galveston Island. The tour takes you on a pirate ship and the tour guide shares what pirates did and had to do to survive both on and off their ship. We learned a lot about pirate ships and what it took to man them.... More 

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Thank JRAP2013
Pirates G, Owner at Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are the new owners as of Oct 1, 2016 and have worked hard to grow the exhibit into something that all ages can enjoy. We are continually adding new exhibits and items to make the experience even more exciting. Thank you again....hope to see you on the island soon! Regards, Jay, Ringmaster... More 

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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Tourist trap .... and they got me. 10 bucks a head for me and my wife 6 something for the kiddo and ............... nothing. Just a few pictures on the wall of supposed pirate ships, stories about a few pirates, pirate ship play house for little kids and a haunted house that costs extra 20 bucks and the usual overpriced... More 

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Kyle, Texas
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Had plenty of information posted but could be distracting with the treasure hunt. My two young kids enjoyed the little pirate ship but that was the only thing for kiddos really.

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Houston, Texas
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37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We asked many times if it could be scary for young children. We were assured over and over that it was fine. My grandchildren lasted 2 min. and were crying and begging to leave. So we did at a cost of almost $20. I don't recommend this place at all and would have given minus stars if possible.

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Thank mkblind
Burleson
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33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

There is a ton of information on the Pirates of the Gulf, don't expect to HEAR any of it here. It is attractively displayed , but the treasure hunt is distracting. If they want this attraction to stay for the long haul , some things need to change. I would suggest that the pirate waiting on the ship walk through... More 

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Thank Danna K
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

They did a great job recreating a pirate scene and our tour guide was very knowledgeable, but was a little pricey for what it was.

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Perkinston, MS
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156 reviews
106 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Lots of interesting information about the gulf coast pirates, but mostly Jean Lafitte. My daughter-in-law and five year old granddaughter looked for the hidden letter code that earned her a buried treasure prize while I read as much as I could before they finished. A pleasant 30 minutes.

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Thank Teresa L
Maryville, Tennessee
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

The attraction was very small, took us 10 minutes to go through. Not much for kids to interact with. For us it wasn't worth the money but we had a great time just outside the attraction in the courtyard.

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Thank Sarah M

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